It's the time of year when the roads are clogged with out of state visitors. Many of us have entertained friends and family, and there's always the inevitable first question: As a prepared Mainer, you have a token answer for them, and take them out for a good time. Thing is, they're around for more than a meal, and Maine has a ton of other great things to sample. What do you say when they ask, &qu
There are some things that are unique to Maine, things you probably won’t be able to find or do in any other state. Even if there are some things you can find in other states, but it won’t be the same as what you would get in Maine.
Moxie, it's a Maine thing, to be more precise, it's a Lisbon, Maine thing. The famous bubbly beverage in the bright orange cans is an acquired taste. The annual Moxie Festival is going on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout Lisbon and Lisbon Falls.
It’s a tradition in Maine and it’s certainly an acquired taste, I am talking about Moxie. It’s a soft drink that will bring strong reactions from people who have tried it. It was created in 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was originally marketed as a panacea that would cure paralysis, nervousness and insomnia.The town of Lisbon Falls, in Central Maine, celebrates everyth